25 Nov '11, 2pm
Great Lakes fish triumph over invaders
The story of invasive species usually goes something like a particularly dark zombie movie -- the invasive species kills everything else and thrives, changing the planet forever. But in the Great Lakes, a different story is playing out, one in which the natives win. In addition to evil zebra mussels, transatlantic shipping has brought a species known commonly as "the bloody red shrimp" to the Great Lakes. But according to a new study from Queens University, native fish are probably chowing down on these creepy, alien shrimp. Take that, invasive species! The fish were hungry, anyway, what with the way the zebra mussels are messing with their ecosystem.